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Academic, classified and student staff at the libraries were honored with Library Staff Service Awards. The awards recognize achievement, creativity, working relationships and contributions to a rich learning environment.
Germany’s leading economic research organization, the Ifo Institute in Munich, honored Robert Haveman, professor emeritus of public affairs and economics, with a rare recognition, making him an honorary member.
As she transitions into retirement from her role as assistant vice provost for academic affairs, Mercile Lee is the recipient of the 2013 Manfred E. Swarsensky Humanitarian Service Award from the Madison Downtown Rotary Club. The award honors those who have made an outstanding contribution to the humanitarian service.
Four UW-Madison professors – Dominique Brossard, William H. Karasov, Alberto Palloni and Tehshik P. Yoon – are among 338 individuals elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
UW professors Samuel Gellman and Laura Kiessling will each receive awards from the American Chemical Society recognizing contributions they have made to their respective fields.
Three faculty members in UW-Madison’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders will receive awards from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) next month.
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded 2013 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad awards to six doctoral students from UW–Madison. They will use their Fulbright fellowships to conduct research abroad for periods of six to 12 months.
Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen, Merle Curti Associate Professor of History, has been selected as the winner of the 2013 John H. Dunning Prize for her book “American Nietzsche: A History of An Icon and His Ideas.” The prize is awarded biennially by the American Historical Association.
Lynn Edlefson of the Office of Child Care and Family Resources and Steve Cramer, associate dean for academic affairs in the College of Engineering, are the recipients of this year’s Women’s Philanthropy Council (WPC) Champion Awards. Each will have the opportunity to designate a $5,000 grant to a campus initiative benefitting women.
Professor R. Alta Charo has been honored for her service to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. Charo received the Adam Yarmolinsky Medal, an award given to a non-physician member who has made extensive contributions to IOM, through service on its boards, committees and forums.
Dr. Paul Madsen, professor emeritus in urology in SMPH, grew up on a farm in rural Denmark. He and his wife, Dr. Renate Madsen, honored their family’s heritage and expressed their gratitude for UW’s education with a gift to establish the Paul and Renate Madsen Professorship in Danish.
A new oat offering tasty ways to lower cholesterol, and compounds capable of disrupting serious bacterial infections earned top honors in the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation Innovation Awards — chosen from among more than 350 invention disclosures submitted to WARF over the past 12 months.
During her 30 years as a professor in the School of Human Ecology, Ruth Danielson Davis showcased student work in the rooms, hallways, and cabinets of the Human Ecology Building. Now, a $4.6 million gift from her estate to the School of Human Ecology will play a major role in getting student work even more exposure in the future.
A familiar face will lead the Chancellor’s and Powers-Knapp Scholarship Programs. Gloria Hawkins, assistant dean for multicultural affairs in the School of Medicine and Public Health since 1994, will move from the west end of campus to an office in Bascom Hall.
World Dairy Expo has named UW-Madison veterinarian Ken Nordlund the 2013 “Industry Person of the Year.” Also, Nordlund and UW colleague Sheila McGuirk share another award. Bovine Veterinarian magazine has named them among the 20 most influential beef and dairy veterinarians in North America.
Elegance and Eminence, a free public lecture series presenting UW-Madison emeritus professors, has shared knowledge and research in both the humanities and sciences for the last 20 years. The series was established by Emily Auerbach of the English Department, Continuing Studies and director of UW-Madison’s Odyssey Project.
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Imagine sticking a sheet of microscopic cameras around a pole to provide 360-degree surveillance of an intersection. UW researchers Hongrui Jiang and Li Zhang have received a $1 million NSF grant to develop smart micro-camera arrays mounted on thin, flexible polymer sheets.
UW Hospital and Clinics has been named one of the top 100 employers for working parents by Working Mother magazine, the only publication dedicated to working parents.
Lea Jacobs is still getting used to trekking between her familiar office in Vilas Hall and her new one on the third floor of Bascom Hall. The walk is worth it. Since being named associate dean for the arts and humanities in the Graduate School, Jacobs has enjoyed many new opportunities for faculty and student engagement.
Originally known as the Sandwich Seminar, the African Studies Program’s Africa at Noon series has been taking place at noon on Wednesdays since 1973. Join the group tomorrow in 206 Ingraham Hall to hear Emilie Sonoglo, senior academic librarian at Memorial Library, who will present on her efforts to collect and digitize commemorative fabrics from across Africa.